Looking around, recalling a scene from The Notebook
When Noah and Allie lie down in the street
She is worried, and he is nonchalant
A vehicle arrives, honks the horn
And they jump up laughing; alive
Makes me smile!
Looking around, knowing that this isn’t right
If it was a quiet, lazy Sunday – okay
people huddled in front of the TV, eating, laughing
If I didn’t know differently
people huddled in front of the TV scared, eating
If I wasn’t escaping, heading anywhere else
people huddled together, dying, dead.
The quiet after the storm!